What to Watch This Weekend: The Walking Dead Lurches Back, Grammys, Girls and More

Saturday Night Live - Season 38On TV this weekend: Justin Bieber spends his Saturday Night in Studio 8H, The Grammys rock on, Walking Dead stagger back onto the schedule, Matt Damon’s in the House and Syfy brings Blood & Chrome. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 15 programs to keep on your radar.


8 pm Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (ABC) | The Peanuts gang celebrates Cupid and all his trappings in this 1975 special. (A Charlie Brown Valentine follows at 8:30 pm.)

9 pm The Grammys Will Go On: A Death in the Family (CBS) | Using behind-the-scenes footage and interviews, this special examines how producers scrambled to retool the 2012 Grammy Awards in the wake of Whitney Houston’s death fewer than 24 hours before the event.

9 pm Phineas and Ferb (Disney Channel) | Candace asks Buford to stop the boys’ invention from disappearing so she can bust them; too much caffeine gives Doofenshmirtz an evil boost.

10 pm An Idiot Abroad: Lost Luggage (Science) | Karl Pilkington’s journey to India gets the director’s-commentary treatment, with never-before-seen footage and even more complaints from the Idiot himself.

11:30 pm Saturday Night Live (NBC) | Justin Bieber [insert ear-splitting girly screams here] pulls double duty as host and musical guest.


7 pm-midnight General Hospital Supercouple Marathon (SOAPnet) | This five-hour special features Port Charles’ favorite power pairs, as voted on by fans. Frisco and Felicia?  Sonny and Brenda? Luke and Laura? Corey and Rosa? Tune in to find out who won.

PREVIEW | The Cleveland Show, The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy and American Dad Celebrate Valentine’s Day

PREVIEW | Once Upon a Time: Josh Dallas Talks David’s ‘Giant’ Problem (and a Bigger One at Home?

8 pm The 55th Annual Grammy Awards (CBS) | The Black Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Fun., The Lumineers, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Sting and Frank Ocean are among the acts scheduled to perform at the annual celebration of the past year’s music. NCIS: Los Angeles‘ LL Cool J hosts.

8 pm BAFTA Awards 2013 (BBC America) | Argo, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty vie for best picture at Britain’s annual film awards.

8 pm Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome (Syfy) | This prequel movie (which debuted as a web series) takes place during the first Cylon war, when a young William Adama and his co-pilot find themselves on a pivotal mission with an enigmatic passenger. Luke Pasqualino (Skins) and Ben Cotton (Hellcats) star.

RELATED | TVLine’s 2013 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled?

9 pm The Walking Dead (AMC) | Midseason premiere: twd episode 9 blogRick tries to rescue a member of his group, while back at Woodbury, a recent attack and new guests are cause for concern. (Stay tuned after for the return of Talking Dead at 10 pm.)

9 pm Revenge (ABC) | Jack and Amanda get married and then — based on this promo and this preview – things go south fast.

9 pm Shameless (Showtime) | Jimmy learns his parents are getting divorced and his dad is gay.

9 pm Downton Abbey (PBS) | Two hours: A yearly cricket match with the village sees old scores settled and new plots hatched.

9 pm Girls (HBO) | Patrick Wilson (A Gifted Man) makes his debut as a handsome, 42-year-old doctor whom Hannah finds very attractive. Hmm, that wouldn’t be because of his steady job, savings account and general not-Adam-ness, would it, Hannah?

RELATED | Hot for Winter: Your February Premieres and Finales Calendar

10 pm House of Lies (Showtime) | Movie star Matt Damon, playing a heightened version of himself, calls on Marty to help him enhance his image.

Hit the comments with your must-see picks from the weekend’s lineup!

Comments (30)

  • What about the NCIS “Tiva” Marathon on Sunday? :)

    Comment by Alyssa – February 9, 2013 06:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is Bieber old enough to stay up that late?? He’s an ass. Wonder what he’ll wear with the new dress codes on the Grammy’s.

    Comment by Cath – February 9, 2013 06:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He is an idiot, and a fool. Bieber will just embaress himself even more being on SNL. He has zero acting talent and can’t be funny. The only thing this idiot will do is act even more stupid that he already is.

      Pathetic, the spoiled brat won’t win another grammy either. The grammy’s are a joke as well..

      Bieber needs to grow up and stop acting like a complete idiot.

      Comment by icywinter2 – February 9, 2013 09:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I’m not a fan either, but you’re just mean.

        Comment by Jay – February 9, 2013 10:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I’m not being mean, I’m just telling the truth. I mean look how he acts, it’s plain clear that he’s an idiot.

          Comment by icywinter2 – February 9, 2013 11:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • It is a little hard to see things otherwise. At least that gives me a good reason not to bother with SNL tonight.

            Comment by Larc – February 9, 2013 04:48 PM PDT  
    • yep, I wish Bieber would go back to school instead of polluting the airwaves. (based on some comments he needs more school..desperately)

      Comment by guest – February 11, 2013 05:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, American Dad, Once Upon a Time, Revenge.

    Comment by Leondre – February 9, 2013 07:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Stop trying to make ‘Girls’ happen.

    Comment by Pat – February 9, 2013 08:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Amen!

      Comment by Joanna – February 9, 2013 01:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oh, somebody actually likes a show you don’t like. Everyone should just conform to your tastes. :/ You don’t have to like the show, but not every show needs to have beautiful women to be good.

      Comment by Mike – February 9, 2013 02:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I like how you immediately assume that Pat’s complaint is linked to the appearance of the women on the show.

        Comment by Betsy – February 10, 2013 09:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bieber on SNL & Downton Abbey

    Comment by Tran – February 9, 2013 08:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Why would you even want to watch that idiot on SNL, He can’t act or be funny. The whole thing he knows how to act is like an a complete idiot. SNL really must be that desperate for ratings to get this untalented brat on this show.

      Ratings will only drop, he’s pathetic. SNL needs to stop casting dumb pop stars, and cast comedians.

      Comment by icywinter2 – February 9, 2013 09:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Unfortunately, as much as I wish you were right, ratings will undoubtedly increase, since all the huge Bieber fans will be staying up past their bedtime with their parents to watch this.

        Comment by Mike – February 9, 2013 10:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I feel for the parents, having to sit through that and watch this idiot. I’m surprised this brat has fans still, I thought every annoying fan moved onto that british boy band.. Who in their right mind would want to stay up to watch Bieber act like a fool, not me.. The fans should be studying instead of watching him. Education is more important than watching some lame pop star.

          Comment by icywinter2 – February 9, 2013 11:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What about Once upon A Time???? On Sunday?

    Comment by Carm – February 9, 2013 09:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Walking Dead!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I will also be watching Once and hate-watching SNL.

    Comment by Mike – February 9, 2013 09:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ha, that is exactly what we will be doing, plus Revenge.

      Comment by chris – February 9, 2013 10:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I wish FOX would hurry up and start their damned cartoons already! That’s what I want to watch on Saturday night.

    Comment by Jay – February 9, 2013 10:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OUAT and Revenge

    Comment by Andy – February 9, 2013 11:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ouat ,revenge. does anybody even care about the grammys anymore?

    Comment by ollie – February 9, 2013 11:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Walking Dead Maraton all weekend long. Downtown Abbey, Once Upon a Time, and Shameless on DVR. Fortunately I missed the whole Bieber phenomenon so I couldn’t care less about SNL.

    Comment by Mel – February 9, 2013 12:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can not wait to see “THE WALKING DEAD”….. I LOVE THIS SHOW!

    Comment by DONNA – February 9, 2013 03:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Once, Downton, The Walking Dead. Great night of TV!

    Comment by Leslie – February 9, 2013 03:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Very happy revenge is back, also OUAT

    Comment by Juan – February 9, 2013 09:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Downton + OUAT!!!

    Comment by mia – February 9, 2013 11:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Don’t bother with Blood & Crome. Unlike BSG, B&C is really crap.

    Comment by Bark Star – February 10, 2013 04:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OUAT

    Comment by Brandy – February 10, 2013 11:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OUAT, Revenge, The Walking Dead later, and DVR’ing Downton Abbey. Sunday nights are rocking again! Really anxious for Revenge and TWD tonight though!

    Comment by iMember – February 10, 2013 12:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

Leave a Reply

Comments on TVLine.com are monitored. So don't go off topic, don't frakkin' curse, and be gone with your offers of discount leather goods. Talk smart about TV!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s